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February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Announces New Name, Direction for Mixer Business

Navistar formally introduced Continental Mixers as the latest addition to the Navistar portfolio of brands at the annual World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas Tuesday

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Challenges California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The American Trucking Associations has joined petroleum refiners and other end-users in a legal challenge to California's recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Welcomes New Members

The American Trucking Associations announced Quality Distribution as a returning member and Cargo Transporters Inc. as a new member

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Service Tire Adds 17 Locations

Service Tire Truck Centers, Bethlehem, Pa., has added 16 commercial locations and a Michelin Retread Technologies retread shop to its commercial truck tire and retreading service business

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Improvements to Regulations.gov Make for Easier Access to Federal Regulations

As part of President Obama's commitment to more effective and open government, the public can more quickly access federal regulations at Regulations.gov,

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Releases 2010 Out-of-Service Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is releasing the 2010 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

FTR: Strengthening Freight May Lead to Higher Truck and Trailer Sales in 2011

FTR Associates says 2010 Class 8 sales will be affected by the new EPA mandate, but says the amount of truck freight moving at year-end could be good news for truckers and suppliers

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host Truck/Bus Crash Data Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a webinar on Feb. 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. eastern time to discuss the 2008 motor vehicle crash data

Tags: Events

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

International Improvement Drives UPS 4th Quarter

UPS Freight had a tough fourth quarter, amid continued pricing pressures in the less-than-truckload business.

UPS announced diluted earnings per share of 75 cents for the fourth quarter of 2009, above the company's original guidance of 58 to 65 cents a share

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Strong Sales and Profits in Fourth Quarter 2009

Cummins reported that the fourth quarter 2009 was the most profitable fourth quarter in Company history, eclipsing the previous mark set in 2007, but expects engine sales to plummet in the first half of 2010

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports Fiscal Year 2010 First-Quarter Results

ArvinMeritor saw profitability dramatically improve in its first fiscal quarter, thanks to growth in global markets

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Budget Request Includes Infrastructure Bank, CSA 2010 Funding

President Obama's proposed fiscal 2011 budget would create a national infrastructure bank to fund major transportation projects as part of a $79 billion budget, a nearly $2 billion (2 percent) increase

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Third Week in a Row

The national average price of diesel dropped again this week for the third week in a row, matching the biggest drop in six months

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

New Program to Help Seattle Port Operators Upgrade to Cleaner Trucks

The truck operators working at the Port of Seattle now have a program to help them upgrade their older polluting diesel trucks with newer models that significantly reduce harmful diesel pollutants coming from the exhaust

Tags: Intermodal

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Stoops Freightliner - Quality Trailer Launches New Web Site, Social Network Pages

Stoops Freightliner - Quality Trailer has launched a new web site, Facebook page and Twitter feed

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

International Dealers to Offer Robond Locking Caps

Canadian manufacturer Robond has announced a non exclusive partnership with Navistar to provide secure locking caps

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Public Sector Execs Cite Need for Increased Infrastructure Funding

Public sector executives around the world agree with private infrastructure providers and business leaders that government effectiveness and long-term financing are top challenges to delivering infrastructure projects, according to a survey commissioned by KPMG International

Tags: Highways

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Places Order for 370 SCR-Equipped EPA2010 Volvo VNs

Knight Transportation has ordered 370 Volvo VNs equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions control technology to meet 2010 emissions regulations

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Velvac Chooses Datalliance's Vendor Managed Inventory Program

Parts manufacturer and supplier Velvac has chosen to implement Datalliance's Vendor Managed Inventory, a program to help Velvac better serve its distributor customers

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Mack Gears Up For Driving Skills Challenge

The challenge gives job site drivers the opportunity to demonstrate their professional driving skills in a competitive setting while driving an EPA 2010-certified Mack Granite mixer.

Mack Trucks will hold its annual "Driving Skills Safety Challenge" during the 2010 World of Concrete show Feb. 2-4

Tags: Events

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Paccar Celebrates 71 Years of Profitability Amid '09 Results

In 2009, Paccar finished construction on its new engine production facility in Columbus, Miss. Paccar engines will be available in Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks in the summer of 2010.

Paccar announced it has reached its 71st consecutive year of net profit, with improved fourth quarter revenue and income from the third quarter

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Texting Ban Is Step One in Campaign Against Distracted Driving

(Photo by Jim Park)

The federal ban on truck driver texting announced Jan. 26 is just the opening salvo in a campaign to control distracted driving. "We take texting while driving as an epidemic," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last week after he announced that DOT has banned truck and bus drivers from texting while they are driving, and will levy civil and criminal penalties up to $2,750 for violations

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Provide Positive Signs of Recovery

Last week, changes in a few economic indicators, such as the gross domestic product and consumer confidence, point to better days ahead for the U.S. economy and for the trucking industry

Tags: Economy

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

Fleets Put the Good, Bad and Ugly Behind Them After 4Q Results Come Out

Werner, like other carriers, is optimistic about the year ahead.

It's that time again-time for fleets to reveal their financial performance for the last three months and provide investors with an idea of their financial health

January 29, 2010 - Industry News

FreightWatch: Cargo Theft Reaches Highest Level Ever Recorded

Despite many industry efforts to combat cargo theft, an average of 72 cargo theft incidents occurred per month in 2009, a gain of 12 percent, the most ever recorde

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